Recruiting: Jesse Drummer, QB, Northwest High School

Recruits like Northwest QB Jesse Drummer was left without a Division-I offer come signing day.

There are a lot of good quarterbacks in the great state of Texas and there’s one at Justin Northwest High School that is flying under the radar. But Jesse Drummer may not be flying under that radar for much longer.

Unfortunately for the senior quarterback he won’t have the chance to further prove himself in the playoffs, maybe one of the biggest stages there are in high school football. But if you watch his film it’s proof enough that Drummer can make the big throws asked of him by any Division-I program. It doesn’t take long to notice that he is the leader on that offense, the strength of his arm, and the accuracy of his throws not only on the short routes but also down field. While he doesn’t have an offer under his belt yet, there’s no question that he will continue to get looks, calls, emails, and possibly what he’s looking for before signing day comes around in February of next year.

Season Stats: 227/349 2,573 yards, 65.04 completion percentage, 28 TD’s, 8 INT’s

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 220

Senior season highlights – Hudl

 

The first time I got a chance to watch Drummer he was taking on the Prosper Eagles at AT&T Stadium. I had done my homework on him and I knew a little of what to expect. What I didn’t expect was the accuracy and ability to stand in the pocket and find his receivers at will. The reason why I say he may not be flying under the radar for long is Rivals has him as the fifth best pro-style quarterback in Texas. If that doesn’t get the young quarterback some attention I don’t know what will.

Scouting Report: Great three step drop and his mechanics are solid. Quick release on the ball and extremely accurate with both short and deep passes, accuracy will show in his completion percentage throughout the season. Mainly a pocket passer but can get outside the pocket and make something happen with his legs or throw on the run. Extremely patient and will wait for the play in front of him to develop. Opposing teams can adjust for his passing ability, especially having one main target this season (North Texas commit Emmanual Moore), but still Drummer knew how to beat the defense and could thread the needle when he needed to. Deep ball was his biggest threat because he could drop it over the defender and hit his receivers in stride. Extremely intelligent, good play caller, great adjustments to the defense, and will make smart decisions with the football.

With the high school football playoffs set to begin, it would have been a great time for Drummer to be able to show off his skill sets in front of college scouts since this should be the time for a lot of them to view the best talent Texas football has to offer. However, the film will have to speak for itself but it should speak loud and clear. He may not have an offer yet, but it’s still early. If I had to guess, Drummer should have at least two in his back pocket by the time signing day comes around.

About Todd Kaufmann

Growing up in San Diego, CA, Todd made the move to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas in the spring of 2008. Since then, he has covered events such as the Byron Nelson Classic, the Colonial Tournament, the AT&T Cotton Bowl, numerous home games for the Texas Rangers as well as high school football around the metroplex. You can also find some of his written work in the weekly Prosper Times and monthly Prosper Magazine. He and his wife Kerri make their home in Little Elm, Texas with their daughter, Hannah, and yellow lab, Ranger. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

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